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Yuka

675d

Anyone has or used to have panick attacks while driving? What helps/ helped? So far, i turn my AC to max and eat mint candy

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    • Yuka

      670d

      Hi everyone, i tinted my car windows and it has helped with the panick attacks/anxiety. I just have to remove the tint from the front windows when it's time to do my car inspection. Then I'll put them back right after 🤗

    • Yuka

      670d

      Hi everyone, i tinted my car windows and it has helped with the panick attacks/anxiety. I just have to remove the tint from the front windows when it's time to do my car inspection. Then I'll put them back right after 🤗

    • rj.crow

      674d

      I actually can’t drive alone most of the time. If I don’t have someone else to navigate for me, I panic because I spend so much mental energy watching what other drivers are doing. I chew clove gum when I start getting overwhelmed, but I’m autistic and sensory seeking, so that may not work for everyone.

      • Yuka

        674d

        @rj.crow thank you! Gum or mint/candy seem to be helpful for a lot of us, wow 🤗

    • freyaslady

      674d

      I get them while driving sometimes, especially on those ramps between 2 freeways where its just one lane high above the rest of the roads. I've had a couple pretty bad car accidents where everyone involved wasn't hurt (the one last year I had a bruised rib and some scrapez) but the cars I was driving were totalled both times. Anything similar conditions to either of those accidents tends to make me panic since I often have flashbacks. I've gotten better at it though, I know what's coming so I try to mentally prepare myself. I take as needed anxiety meds so sometimes if I know I'll encounter a situation when I'm on the road and I'm already high strung that day I'll take my meds before I get going.

      • Yuka

        674d

        @freyaslady thank you so much for sharing 🤗

    • dearestdoe

      675d

      mints are super super helpful for grounding. if you can, rolling your window down might also help get you fresh air. if it gets really bad, you might pull over and step out, stretch your legs a bit

      • Yuka

        675d

        @dearestdoe thank you 🤗

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